Codes and Frequencies
For women who are currently pregnant, PGDESIRE reports whether their pregnancy was wanted at the time they got pregnant, was wanted but at a later time, or was not wanted at all.
Users may also be interested in FPLCHDESIRE. For women who are not currently pregnant but have ever given birth, this variable indicates whether their last born child was wanted at the time they got pregnant, was wanted but at a later time, or was not wanted at all.
The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.
There are no comparability issues.
Comparability with IPUMS-DHS
PGDESIRE in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable PGDESIRE in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.
- Women age 15-49 who are currently pregnant.
- Burkina Faso: 2014-2016
- Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2016
- Cote d'Ivoire: 2017
- Ethiopia: 2014-2017
- Ghana: 2013-2016
- India: 2016-2017
- Indonesia: 2015-2016
- Kenya: 2014-2016
- Niger: 2015-2017
- Nigeria: 2014-2017
- Uganda: 2014-2017